County sees 13 deaths, 91 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 49,133 in Camden County today and 1,203 total fatalities. 

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 13 new deaths caused by COVID-19, as well as 91 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed between Saturday, May 22, and Monday, May 24. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 49,133 in Camden County today and 1,203 total fatalities.

The following information is currently available regarding these most recent deaths in Camden County:

New Case 1: MALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 2: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 3: FEMALE, 80s, PINE HILL BOROUGH
New Case 4: MALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 5: MALE, 80s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 6: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 7: MALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 8: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 9: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 10: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 11: MALE, 50s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH
New Case 12: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
New Case 13: MALE, 80s, AUDUBON BOROUGH

 

“Even with vaccinations increasing, COVID-19 is still finding ways to devastate our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with these 13 most recent victims and their families,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We are continuing to bring the vaccine into the community and schools to get our residents, students, and teachers protected from this disease. After more than a year of fighting this pandemic we are finally turning the corner, but we have to get the ball across the goal line.”

The Department of Health is announcing 91 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

To date, 463,279 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Camden County. There are 262,433 people with at least one dose, and 220,256 who are fully vaccinated.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,362 confirmed resident cases and 1,386 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 49,133 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 462 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as seven staff deaths, out of our 1,203 total fatalities countywide.

The county Health Department is currently working to trace close contacts of these newest cases. The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by our investigators.

For those residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 crisis, please call the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. at (877) 294- HELP (4357) between the hours of 8AM to 8PM for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. For additional information and services, call Camden County’s Office of Mental Health & Addiction at (856) 374-6361.

Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, or text NJCOVID to 898-211.

Information regarding Camden County’s preparations, response, and general information provided to the public is available by visiting camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-to-date information.